Welcome to TJ’s Household Haiku – Mushrooms


Welcome to TJ’s Household Haiku – Mushrooms

Prompt word – Mushrooms

Use the photo or the prompt word (or both) to write a haiku this week.

 “Haiku Poetry” in English is created by a vision it must paint a mental image in the writer/reader’s mind, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third.

Here is my Haiku

Many umbrellas

Looking like mushrooms growing

How do they all move?

Welcome to Six Sentence Stories – Puff


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Welcome to Six Sentence Stories – Puff

It had been a very rewarding day for Jeff and his dog Spot, they had travelled some distance and it had brought back some great memories of his younger days going on weekend trips with his dad.

They had been climbing down a slope when he noticed that flat land in the distance, he was quite happy about that, as he was very aware that his right foot felt a bit tender as though there was a blister coming.

As he hit the bottom of the gully the wind which had been just a gentle puff, while coming down the slope, was getting stronger and was much more now than a light breeze.

There were very heavy clouds coming over the top of the ranges, “it looks like we are in for a wetting” he said to his dog Spot, “better see if we can find some shelter”.

Rounding the corner his prayers were answered, there was this red brick building, it had steps going up the side to the chimney, he did wonder why, but it’s not the time at the moment to start thinking about little things like that.

Moving faster to their destination he said to Spot jokingly, ” I hope it not like the three little pigs house and gets blown down with one Puff while we are in it.


Command… this week’s  cue is “Puff”.

    • Six sentences no more , no less
    • Any genre that strikes your fancy
    • Use the word any way you like
    • Link it up

#WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Believe


#WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Believe

Quote for Believe

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.

That myth is more potent than history.

That dreams are more powerful than facts.

That hope always triumphs over experience.

That laughter is the only cure for grief.

And I believe that love is stronger than death.

Robert Fulghum

What the quote means to me.

The picture above shows that imagination is the root of everything, that child is living a fantasy that we all would like to live at some time in our life.

You may not have much knowledge of anything but your imagination can win every time, just believe in yourself.

In your own mind dreams are more powerful than facts, as you will never know all the facts about anything, but you will always know what your dreams are.

As for laughter – Just laugh your way through life and each situation will solve its self.

Just believe and everything will fall into place.

writersquote wednesday challenge

It’s easy to join in:

  • Find a quote you like that goes with the theme of the week.
  • Use that quote either in or as the title of some form of writing such as a flash fiction piece, poem, or pretty much anything as long as you include the quote and make sure to note who said it.
  • Then do a Ping Back or paste your URL into the comments of this post so we can all visit you.

This week’s theme is: Believe

Patricia’s Place – There is No Fun


Patricia’s Place – There is No Fun

Join in the fun at Patricia Place

“There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.”

Jerome K  Jerome

Use the quote or the author as inspiration;
post a story…fiction or non-fiction,
a poem, a commentary, opinion or a picture.
Or use any word from the quote as a starting point.
Just write!

Somewhere in your post add a link to In Other Words.

Here’s my Opinion about the Quote above

Fun Doing Nothing

I say there is fun doing nothing.

Just look at the picture above, the guardian angel is doing nothing, sitting there looking very satisfied with himself, he is having fun, look at the impression on its face, he is having fun doing nothing.

In Other Words, you can have fun doing nothing, it’s amazing how much fun your mind can give you when doing nothing, you can burst out laughing from one single thought and it’s fun, it can warm your body with love.

Just think about it, you can have fun doing nothing.

One Lovely Blog Award


One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you –Ismath for nominating me. It means so much to me! Please check out her blog she has an amazing site, her articles and poems are just so inspiring, she is very passionate about her writing.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them
  • Share 7-15 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 9-15 bloggers you admire and contact them to let them know.

Facts about me:

My zodiac sign is Virgo.

I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother.

Work thirty years in the RagTrade as a sewer, cutter and pattern grader.

Have been using a computer for fifteen years.

Didn’t own a cell phone until I was seventy-five.

Enjoy writing and making friends all around the world.

I hope to write a novel one day.

I have learnt so much about blogging using WordPress, thanks to all my new found friends and followers, special thanks to all here who have made WordPress a wonderful blogging tool.

My Nominees Are!

Heal the Soul Blog

Thistle Thought’s

Nocturnal Mom Talks

Slow But Steady Blog

Don’t Puzzle It

120 Fingers and Toes

Lucy Camp 2706

Kewan Blogs

A Solitary Philomath

Ms Audreyc

Abc of Spirit Talk

Serena Sinclair

Plate it up Recipes

I’m really not imposing anyone of you to write the post but each one of you here truly deserves this beautiful award.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 107 – Pie & Dust


Challenge words for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge -107 – Pie & Dust

Guidelines are simple.

I use a picture for my poetry as “Haiku Poetry” in English is created by a vision it must paint a mental image in the writer/reader’s mind, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third line.

My Haiku for Pie and Dust

Apple strudel pie

Dust it with icing sugar

Your mouth will water.

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge Week Three – Flowers & Pink


“Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge Week Three Flowers & Pink”

27 July –  2 August

The Guidelines are simple.

Take the two words “Flowers & Pink” write a Tanka Poetry.

Tanka consist of five units (often treated as separate lines when romanized or translated) usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is is syllables.

This is for the readers that don’t understand how to write Tanka Poetry, there are five lines.

Line 1 – 5 syllables

Line 2 – 7 syllables

Line 3 – 5 syllables

Line 4 – 7 syllables

Line 5 – 7 syllables

What is a syllable?

  1. a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word; for example, there are two syllables in water and three in inferno.

You can use the picture above , which will give you a vision using the words

Use the tag #weeklytankachallenge.

Copy and paste your link of your finished Tanka poetry into the comments below, so we can all go and visit your site to see what you have done.

Last week we had only two bloggers take part in “Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge Week Two – Child & Harbor”

They were  IsM and Erhynireh, thanks, ladies, I appreciate you joining in if I missed anyone please comment below .

BloggingU – Week one – What’s your Angle


BloggingU – Week one – What’s your Angle

Shaping your Story. #shapingyourstory

I have just completed week one of the new BloggingU Course

Here are a couple of links for short stories I have written this week.



At the end of this Week One, I have no idea “What my Angle is”.

Looking again at what I have written, I cannot work our really what my stories are about, other than things I can apply to my life.

The first one is a subject that has tormented my all my life (FLOOD WATERS), my second one is my childhood years reading children’s stories.

So I could most likely say it is my life experiences that motivate my stories.

  • Dig into memories of “magical” childhood adventures.

  • Tap into your inner world of dreams.

  • Think about the experiences that have moved, affected, or changed you.

This a snippet from the course, I think it is what I have done without realizing it before I actually concentrated on the course.

I would appreciate a few comments about my writing as I’m completely lost in the first week of this new BloggingU course.

Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt Challenge #35 A Surprise


Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes Prompt Challenge #35 A Surprise

Jody had been relaxing, reading a book, it was a very wet afternoon so she snuggled up on the settee under the window to have a couple of hours rest before her husband arrived back with their two children, from an afternoon at the mall.

She must have drifted off to sleep as she was dreaming about a little pixie that was floating around the dark forest with a daisy in his hand, it looked as though he was having a great time, when all of a sudden as he rounded the corner there was a bright light shining on the wall, that looked like an apple was sitting on the wall. also, some were on the floor, Jody wondered how that apple sat right up there like that on the wall.

There was a loud noise glancing around the little pixie  had “A Surprise” there was a lady that looked like she was asleep on a settee under the window watching him.

Now being a shy pixie he shuffled back very quickly into the darkness of the forest.

All of a sudden there was a loud bang, it gave Jody such a fright that she fell off the settee she was resting on, only to find that her family had arrived back home, and the wind had caught the door as they came inside and slammed it shut.

Judy’s eldest daughter, Amy looked at her mother on the floor and started laughing, her mother was still half asleep, and the dream, she was having, still high in her mine, she looked at her laughing daughter and asked her why she put the apple up on the wall so the little pixie couldn’t get it.

Amy looked around the room wondering what was going on, there were no apples here, why was her mother talking like that.

Then Jody, releasing what had happen felt a little stupid, that loud noise that had given her such a surprise was in her own home not in the forest, she released she had been dreaming, and started laughing with her family, who would believe her if she told them that she must have fallen asleep and was dreaming about pixies, daisy and apples on a shelf in the forest.